YouTube working on official dark mode

Apr 15, 2017, 02:05
YouTube working on official dark mode

Windows users can do this by pressing Ctrl + Shift + I.

According to the post, you must have the latest version of Chrome.

This mode doesn't transform YouTube into some sinister video site where you can't find a cat video no matter how many times you mash the search button all it does is change the bright white to a rather sleek black.

Click on the three line Settings icon on YouTube.

First spotted by a redditor named _paul-, dark mode is only available on the most recent version of Google Chrome, the Next Web reports.

To enable dark mode, open the console while you're visiting YouTube and paste the following: document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE".

Click on the "Console" tab. You favorite video streaming website seems to be testing out a new dark mode, which is now hidden to most users.

Refresh your internet browser just like you would do on Windows 10 and you will be able to see the Dark Mode option in the settings menu on the top-right corner. Hopefully the fact that such a feature even exists means that YouTube will give it full support later on down the road, but for now, we have a couple of simple methods to use while we wait on an official launch.